These are audio recordings of most of the books in the Tanakh (Hebrew Old Testament), read by Rabbi Dan Be'eri in Sephardi Hebrew. Some small parts of the Tanakh were written (and thus recorded) in Aramaic.
The reader recorded two incomplete versions of the Tanakh, which are freely available on the Internet. One is normal narration, and the other is cantillated (sung). Each collection contains books which are not found in the other collection. The compiler of this collection simply combined these two versions to produce the most complete recording possible, and made minor edits wherever necessary to remove annoyances such as long silences or accidentally-repeated words. Where there were both narrated and cantillated versions of any section, the narrated version was used.
The cantillation is according to the musical tradition of the Jews of Aleppo, as taught by Rabbi Mordecai Attiya.
This combined version is missing about one third of the Tanakh.
September 5, 2018 Subject:
Excellent, Even if Incomplete
I still like to use this recording whilst working. I hope the good Rav finishes the rest!
July 23, 2013 Subject:
To Dovi: I uploaded this content, and I'm glad you appreciate it! I don't know how to contact you directly, so if you see this message, please email me at this email address: archiver7 AT monmail.fr.nf
(That's just a temporary address, so my main one doesn't get picked up by spam bots. Once you send me a message, I can reply with my real address.)
July 23, 2013 Subject:
Thank you so much!
To "Tonton80": I hadn't looked at this project for several months, ever since I finished uploading the available chapter-length files.
Last night I sat with the narrator and we looked at it again, and it was just then that I noticed this new, useful application of the material. It looks like you did an amazing amount of work: You must have listened carefully to the narration in its entirety in order to discover the I Kings 7:29 was missing!
As you can tell from my uploading work, I don't know how to use archive.org in a professional way, nor how to copy and paste audio to create the kind of files you made. I did the best I could, and I'm grateful for the useful derivative you added. Thanks the beauty of Open Content material.
Do you think you might also be able to create the same sort of hybrid version, but using the cantillated parts as the main content?
If there is a way to get in contact through archive.org then let's please do so.
March 18, 2013 Subject:
Good voice, good quality, too bad it is incomplete !